Monthly Archives: March 2017

Should Darwin Day Instead Be George Washington Carver Day?

While I am very critical of political correctness, it is important to remember that no group is 100% wrong about everything.  Case in point – complaints about Darwin Day. A blog post by Zuleyka Zevallos for Latino Rebels that complains about the … Continue reading

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What is Secular Privilege? Here are 10 Everyday Examples

When trying to better understand what white privilege is supposed to be, I discovered a series of articles that help by providing concrete examples, such as What Is White Privilege? Here Are 9 Everyday Examples by Suzannah Weiss.   As I … Continue reading

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Academia as Confirmation Bias

As you probably know, it is not uncommon for an atheist to cite some survey which shows  that atheism is positively correlated with a college education. This is supposed to support the subtle narrative that since intelligence and education are … Continue reading

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Getting Harder to Hide to Partisan Agendas Behind the “March for Science”

Poor Jerry Coyne.  The atheist activist is struggling mightily about the March for Science.  He wants to attend the march, although he doesn’t know what it is supposed to accomplish.  But he’s having a hard time closing his eyes to … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson – Beyond Marxism & Postmodernism

I really enjoyed this video.  If you are pressed for time, you can begin at about 6 min in.

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Facts vs. Narrative

Never let the facts get in the way of a good narrative.  At least as far as activists go, that is. A nice example of this is atheist activist Hemant Mehta.  He recently posted a blog entry entitled, A Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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The Harris-Peterson Podcast

Sam Harris does a two hour podcast with Jordan Peterson after getting a flood of requests for such a show from his listeners.  In fact, Harris tells us “I’d received more listener requests for him than for Neil deGrasse Tyson, … Continue reading

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Sam Harris acknowledges “a kind of miracle.”

In his discussion with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris makes a very interesting point at 38:45: There is just the fact that within the Darwinian conception of how we got here, there’s no reason to believe that our cognitive faculties have … Continue reading

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The Social Justice Movement and Christians: A Comparison

We have seen how SocJus, an secular religion, behaves when they become aware of dissenting views being expressed in their midst (here and here).  Let’s compare their behavior to how Christians have behaved in a similar setting. The year is … Continue reading

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Another day, another SocJus Ritual

It’s in a different country (Canada), at a different university (McMaster Univerisity), and involves a different speaker (psychologist Jordan Peterson).  Here is Peterson’s description from YouTube: All this video from the “panel discussion” at McMaster University Friday March 17th 2017. … Continue reading

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